Dossiers tagged with "James Bond actors"

Press reports rumors of Idris Elba as Craig successor – “I’d definitely consider it”

Although this falls into the category of wild speculation, Idris Elba has made noises that he would jump at the chance to play James Bond.

The British star known for his role in The Wire was asked in an interview if he would like the chance to play James Bond 007.

“If Sony decided to call me and said hey, we wanted to do [James Bond], I’d definitely consider it”.

“Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I played him, I don’t want to be called the black James Bond”.

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Daniel Craig to start work on Bond 23 next week, claim reports

Reporting from the premiere of George Cloony’s new film, The Ides of March, Showbiz 411 claims Craig is gearing up for the new James Bond film and will start work with director Sam Mendes next week. It was revealed recently that Mendes had blocked in a two week rehearsal period for Bond 23.

Craig told the reporter he starts work on 007 next week, and his schedule includes “a lot of working out”.

Showbiz quizzed Craig on the Adele theme song rumors that have been circulating, he claimed no knowledge of a deal between the film’s producers and the recording artist, but did not deny that the Brit singer was recording a demo.

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Daniel ’007′ Craig: A Quote-a-thon

Daniel Craig, the current James Bond star, has been promoting his sci-fi western, Cowboys & Aliens this week. As a result, a number of clips, quotes and soundbites made their way into the blogosphere. We’re doing our best to keep up with these, and round many of the most interesting up below:

One of the more interesting Cowboys marketing gimmicks was to have director Jon Favreau interview his star, Craig. Inevitably Bond came up in the discussion.

[Sam Mendes] jumped feet first in to it – read every book and soaked up everything about it. I read the script the other day and I’m more excited about [Bond 23] than I was about Casino Royale, because we’ve got a classic Bond movie… plus lots of other things

With so many location rumors circulating it has sometimes been hard to keep up but just recently Daniel Craig let slip to the media that Bond 23 was bound for India. The quote Craig gave to the Telegraph (in India) when prompted for shooting information was:

We are working on the schedule for India and yes, it’s always exciting to play James Bond and this time is no different.

Earlier, Craig let everyone know he was “gagging” to get started on Bond 23 and has said a number of times now how excited by the script and by Sam Mendes’ direction he is. One of the earliest promos for Cowboys was an interview with Extra:

We’ve got a script, it’s fantastic and we start shooting October… November this year for a November release next year,” Craig said. “I’m really gagging to go. I’ve had a break now, and things have come together with the timing of it.

There were also some rumors flying about that he had been ordered to ‘bulk up’ for Bond 23 after looking wiry in the Western, on this matter, the James Bond star simply said:

I don’t have to bulk up much. I’m just going to get fit.

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Sources say Rachel Weisz could be joining the cast of James Bond 23?

In the past the London-born superstar has joked to the press the she was interested in the Bond role, now Cinema Blend claim to have a tip from “a reliable, proven source who’s broken numerous, since confirmed stories”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Robert Patterson wants to be James Bond

Move out of the way Daniel Craig, Teenage heart throb Robert Patterson has expressed an interest in the 007 role.

Patterson was chatting to fans and media on the picket-line at the premiere of his new film Remember Me. The English star, 23, told the presses: “I’m feeling really, really good, I’m so happy to be here tonight and to meet everyone… I never go to places where crowds congregate, so it’s always a novelty. It’s a completely separate aspect of my life. It’s nice.”

He said: “Everyone was so supportive on set. I got everyone helping me out everyday. Fans were gathering on the street and the crew would have to get really close together and form a circle around me, so we were really close. I don’t know, I guess I haven’t worked with that kind of unity before.”

Pattinson said at the premiere that he “would love to” play James Bond but confesses he is “not very good at running”.

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Mr White will not return to James Bond

Bond fans will recall that Mr. White, the silent antagonist of Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale escaped his fate by the blessing of a cut scene from the end of Quantum, just over a year ago.

Now, the actor that plays him, Danish star Jesper Christensen, has made a statement at a Berlin film festival press conference, saying two is enough, and according to the James Bond website MI6 the actor has no polite words for Bond or Craig. The British site ran the quote:

“Today, I admit that I regard [Casino Royale] and [Quantum of Solace] as really shit. All the people die in them, so two movies are enough for me.”

With the decision to save Mr White for future drama – many of us assumed that he would return in Bond 23 – the fan community are now speculating about the fate of one of the more interesting villains to grace this new era of James Bond.

The new James Bond movie will obviously proceed without him, but we wonder how much of a shock this has come to the producers of the James Bond 007 adventures and will a recast be attempted in order to wrap up the story.

Perhaps a Blofeld-like operation is needed for Mr. White?

UPDATE: Jesper Christensen explains that he was misrepresented at the Berlin Film Festival, saying “I have great respect for the people who make Bond films. They have managed to create their very own meta-universe, almost a genre in itself and a series of 23 films now. It is unique.”

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Simon Russell Beale admits he begged his friend, Sam Mendes, for a Bond role

The up and coming actor who has served the theatre expertly for many years (including some stunning Shakespeare and Chekov) admitted to The Independent that he had dreamed of a role in the new Bond film.

Whilst planning a production of the Bard’s “King Lear” with his friend Sam Mendes – tipped for the directorial job of the new James Bond movie – and whilst talking, Beale dropped a few hints:

“YES!” he bellows, “Of course! Every actor wants to be in Bond. I’d love to be a baddie. I saw Sam just before Christmas and dropped a hint – and he just looked wearily at me.”

What chance does he have? A far better one than the likes of Jonas or Caulfield… and not just because he is buddies with the would-be director of the Bond picture. His obscurity from mainstream media and his impressive stage career will no doubt endear him to the James Bond producers

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